2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Kia Forte Comparison at Pathway Hyundai

Comparing Popular Family Sedans

Hyundai Elantra is a sedan that has been on the market since 1990 and is one of the most popular vehicles in its segment. One of its closest competitors is the 2018 Kia Forte which has a starting MSRP $16,700 and has three models to choose from. For 2018 Elantra has a starting MSRP $15,999 and offers seven models to choose from. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is available now at Pathway Hyundai. We are located at 1375 Youville Dr, Orléans, Ontario. Call us at (613) 837-4222.

Performance Comparison

With an advanced 2.0L Atkinson four cylinder engine coupled with an available 6 speed auto transmission the Elantra has all the performance you need. This engine also offers drive mode select with three options (normal, eco, sport). Creating 147 hp Elantra’s engine still offers remarkable fuel economy at 9.3/6.4/8.0L (city/hwy/combined) per 100km. Forte offers a similar 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle Inline-4 creating 147 hp and 132/lb-ft of torque. This engine is married to a six-speed manual transmission and a second-generation six-speed automatic transmission is also available. Drive Mode system allows the driver to change the driving experience based on their preference between Normal, Eco, or Sport mode. EPA for Forte comes in a 9.4 L/100 km in the city and 6.8 L/100 km on the highway.

Technology Comparison

For 2018 the Hyundai Elantra offers compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that is coupled with an Infinity Sound system. Also offered is adaptive cruise control which allows the driver to set a speed and distance and the system maintains it using intelligent braking and acceleration coupled with sensors. On the Kia Forte drivers get the UVO connectivity system app with apple carplay, android auto and parking minder which will help you find your car wherever you park. Lane Departure warning system and lane keep assist are active technologies that warn the driver of lane drift occurring and lane keep steps in if no action is taken to gently nudge the car back into its lane.

Style Comparison

For 2018 the Elantra has stunning newly designed front fascia. Aerodynamic lines run front to back with a spoiler which are accented by 17” Wheels. LED daytime running lights, tail lights and side repeaters are a classy touch and the entire inside is designed around the occupants with heated seats and steering wheel, a titled centre console and ergonomic seats. Forte offers distinctive styling starting with the unique tiger-nose grille at the front of the car. Available LED lights, available 17” alloy wheels, chrome exhaust accents, and a hands-free trunk opener are all options available which add a touch of flare to Forte. On the interior available leather seat trim and an available power sunroof make the interior comfortable and a joy to ride in.

Safety Comparison

Starting with the SUPERSTRUCTURE frame that the car is built on shows Elantra takes safety seriously. This high strength steel frame adds to rigidity and safety. Rear park assist makes reversing and parking safer and easier with full view of the rear of the car. The most impressive feature is the autonomous emergency braking steps in when it senses an imminent collision in order to bring the car to a halt. With Forte owners get a standard six airbags and Forward Collision Warning System which scans the front of the car and alerts the driver of obstacles. To ensure that the vehicle is stable and able to brake a host of features including a Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Control, and Vehicle Stability Management ensure that you are able to maintain stability.

Find the 2018 Hyundai Elantra at Pathway Hyundai

For 2018 the Hyundai Elantra is a vehicle that offers a host of intelligent features, style and power. Come see the 2018 Hyundai Elantra at Pathway Hyundai 1375 Youville Dr, Orléans, Ontario. Call us at (613) 837-4222 to set up a test drive now.